My Mom this time last year holding tiny Patrick.
Sorry I haven't done a blogpost in a longer than usual time period. It has been my turn to be the "parent" to my precious mother. She had a fall last week that was pretty bad and was admitted for observation and tests. She's been in the hospital 5 days now due to just not being "stable". It's been hard and it's been pretty busy. I'm the only child she has here in town and so I feel ultra responsible, even though I really wouldn't have it any other way. She has some medical conditions they are trying to resolve while she is admitted and they are changing her meds and taking her off a bunch, which I think is really good. The hardest part for me is realizing that even though she is an emotional support to me and such an encourager, I take care of her now, instead of her taking care of me. I know this is a stage we all will go through with our parents, but it's still hard. She seems so much like a child to me right now. Being in the hospital has made her really confused at times, which I've never seen before. But I'm so glad my children get to help take care of her and cheer her up. It's so good for children I think to help care for their grandparents, be around them, love them and serve them. I think it's how God intended it to be. Yes, it may be hard at times but it causes us all to grow and it's REAL LIFE.......babies and the elderly and everything in between. God loves all life, each stage no matter how hard is for a reason and is actually short lived in the scheme of things. So anyway, pray for my mom and please send any advise....I could use it :)